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Health & Wellness Features

FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus....
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Oakland votes to ban coal shipments, citing health risks

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town....
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US medical schools expand training to curb painkiller abuse

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- At first, the woman tried to hide her painkiller problem. She told the doctor that she still had pain from her past pregnancy, and that she just wanted a refill on her pain medication....
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Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states

NEW YORK (AP) -- striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states....
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Senate Democrats block GOP's Zika funding bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A dysfunctional Senate split along party lines on Tuesday and left a $1.1 billion proposal to fight the Zika virus in limbo, despite growing fears and a more than 800 cases of Zika infection in the continental U.S....
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Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious rights appeal

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal from Washington state pharmacists who said they have religious objections to dispensing Plan B or other emergency contraceptives....
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Texas illegally curbs abortion clinics, Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation's second-most-populous state....
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NY Gov. Cuomo signs bill expanding breast cancer screening

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York is expanding access to breast cancer screening by requiring hospitals to extend hours for mammograms and eliminating insurance costs for the procedure....
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Trial begins in lawsuit over spinal bone cement

SEATTLE (AP) -- The physician who used a non-FDA-approved bone cement during a woman's spinal surgery and the company that ran an illegal test market to promote the dangerous product should be held accountable for her death, a lawyer for the woman's daughter told a jury Monday....
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New law supports first responders who treat injured pets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Until a new law was passed this spring, it was against the law in Ohio - along with many other states - for firefighters or paramedics to provide basic first aid to dogs and cats rescued from house fires, car accidents or other crisis situations. Only licensed veterinarians could do that....
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Opinion Poll

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Do you think the British will be better off for leaving the EU? <More Info>

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79%
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21%
Total Votes: 15,786

Yesterday's Poll

Are you in favor of the deportation of 4 million undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S.?

Yes
71%
No
29%
Total Votes: 15,019